Monday, January 3, 2011

Coffee Glazed Donuts

Many of us are back to the grind today with school and work so how about some coffee glazed donuts.

Coffee Glazed Donuts

For doughnuts
1 (1/4-oz) package active dry yeast (2 1/2 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons warm water (105–115°F)
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for sprinkling and rolling out dough
1 cup whole milk at room temperature
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
3 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
About 10 cups vegetable oil for deep frying

For glaze
1/4 cup boiling-hot water
5 teaspoons instant-espresso powder or instant-coffee granules
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

Make dough:
Stir together yeast and warm water in a small bowl until yeast is dissolved. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. (If yeast doesn't foam, discard and start over with new yeast.)

Mix together flour, milk, butter, yolks, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and yeast mixture in mixer at low speed until a soft dough forms. Increase speed to medium-high and beat 3 minutes more.

Scrape dough down side of bowl (all around) into center, then sprinkle lightly with flour (to keep a crust from forming). Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel (not terry cloth) and let dough rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until doubled in bulk, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (Alternatively, let dough rise in bowl in refrigerator 8 to 12 hours.)

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll out with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 12-inch round (1/2 inch thick). Cut out as many rounds as possible with 3-inch cutter, then cut a hole in center of each round with 1-inch cutter and transfer doughnuts to a lightly floured large baking sheet. Cover doughnuts with a clean kitchen towel and let rise in a draft-free place at warm room temperature until slightly puffed, about 30 minutes (45 minutes if dough was cold when cutting out doughnuts).

Heat 2 1/2 inches oil in a deep 4-quart heavy pot until it registers 350°F on thermometer. Fry doughnuts, 2 at a time, turning occasionally with a wire or mesh skimmer or a slotted spoon, until puffed and golden brown, about 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to paper towels to drain. (Return oil to 350°F between batches.)

Make glaze:
Stir together boiling-hot water and espresso powder in a medium bowl until powder is dissolved, then stir in confectioners sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt until smooth.
Dip doughnuts into glaze, turning to coat well, then put on a rack set in a shallow baking pan (to catch any drips).

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  1. Oh good Lord! So much for the diet...

    I prefer my thighs on sugar anyway ;)

    Looks amazing!

  2. Thank you.

    Obviously my kids aren't coffee drinkers, but they loved them which surprised me. I also made some plain glazed and rolled some in powdered sugar for child number 3

  3. That looks yummy!
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  4. Oh goodness - these look so yummy & so not in tune with my resolution to eat better, lol!

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  5. How dare you post this the day I am supposed to start back on Weight Watchers! lol Thanks for sharing!

  6. MMM they look so good..

    I am now following you from the making friends Monday Blog hop.. I'd love if you could come follow me back

  7. These look so good. I am on board with anything that's glazed.

    I'm a new follower from Making Friends Monday. I would love it if you'd follow me back!

  8. Thanks for joining us for Making Friends Monday! Have a fabulous week! ~Heather

  9. Ahhh! You're trying to kill me! : ) These look AMAZING!

  10. These look so delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe and you have a great week!

  11. those look way too good!!! They look like the sour cream ones I like.

    I followed you :-)

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  12. Oh My!! Those look and sound so yummy!

  13. Visiting from Prairie Story's Recipe Swap. Homemade donuts seem daunting to me but your recipe doesn't look to difficult. Looks very good indeed :)

  14. My father would LOVE these! Thanks.

  15. I am so glad that you brought a big platter of those wonderful Donuts to Full Plate Thursday, they are going to be soooo good. Thank you for coming to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  16. I do love donuts - and your coffee glaze sounds fantastic.

  17. Your doughnuts look so fluffy and I'm sure that coffee glaze really makes them stand out.

  18. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'd love to make these the next time we host a brunch! These are sure to impress our guests!

    Thanks for sharing!

  19. I love these!! They look so delicious!! If I didn't want the coffee flavor could I just leave it out of the glaze recipe and would it turn out all right??

  20. yep that's what I did. I also made some by rolling them in powdered sugar. Or maybe you could make maple flavor by adding maple extract

  21. Homemade doughnuts!!! YUMMY!!!!

    I host a NEW linky party called Fun w/Food Friday. I would LOVE it if you came by and linked up some of your delicious posts! Have a great weekend :)

  22. have GOT to be kidding me???? My husband will FLIP if I try these! Thanks! AWESOME post!

  23. These look really good. It's just the two of us and it would be hazardous for me to make them.

  24. Love this! Would like to invite you over to Fat Camp Friday @ Mangoes and Chutney. The linky is up all weekend and one blogger from the linky party is featured every Wednesday.

  25. Coffee and donuts...all in one bite! Heaven...and such a time saver (lol). Unfortunately, I have given up least for a week. I'll be adding this recipe to my file for the upcoming day when I cannot stand not eating sugar...
    Jane (artfully graced)

  26. I still have yet to make my own doughnuts. I might get jumpstarted with this recipe. Thanks for sharing with Fat Camp Fridays, hope to see you back next week with another great recipe!

  27. Yum yum! I have really been into baking lately but have never tried donuts! These look delish! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Oh, these look fabulous! I would love to try making donuts ... but I can't get past the deep-frying part. I once tried them in an electric fryer, but they were like "belly bombs." LOL

  29. Your Coffee Glazed Donuts are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week Jan. 13, 2011. Thank you for bringing them over. Come by and pick up your plate.

  30. Your donuts look wonderful! And so unique!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!


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